Ocean beaches. See also Pacific
- USA: Big sands, major sunshine and warm, crashing waters in both Hawaii and southern California though San Diego gets its 'June Glooms' - a regular morning sea mist.
- Chile: Anakena beach, Easter
Island. Not a huge beach but soft sand, clear sea,
palm trees and six huge moai monitoring the traffic.
- French Polynesia: Matira Beach, Bora
Bora, one of the South Pacific's
most famous beaches.
- Fiji: Yasawa
Islands, lovely clear seas, coral and
sandy beaches with good value backpacker hotels.
- One Foot Island Beach, islet of Aitutaki Island. Listed as one of the 'Unforgettable
places to see before you die', a BBC Book. The Cook
- South coast of Ofu Island, American Samoa. A fantastic landscape
and part of a National Park with few tourists.
- Lefaga Beaches and Aleipata Beach, Upolu island, Western Samoa.
Relatively unknown but one of the prettiest beaches in the South
- Ha'apai Beach, Foa
island, Ha'apai islands, Tonga. Some of the least expensive destinations
in the South Pacific with the friendliest locals.
- Indonesia: Bali's beaches range from big and busy with surfing (Kuta) to calm resorts with outdoor dining (Jimbaran), but there's plenty to do, culture too!
- Madagascar: Ile Sainte Marie. An idyllic island resort fringed by peaceful beaches.
- Tanzania: Zanzibar's best beaches are on the north and east coasts, but some travellers prefer Mafia Island's isolation.
A perfect holiday end after doing a Tanzania wildlife safari.
- it's late autumn in June so swimming and sunbathing will be warm in northern Australia, in free, jelly-free artificial lagoons on the NE coast and stunning NW coast destinations such as Ningaloo Reef.
- Muelle Bay, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island. An ideal place to do
island-hopping on to pristine beaches.
- Puraran Beach, Catanduanes Island, one of the Philippines' major
surf venues with appealing white sand.
- *Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines. An area of outstanding natural
- *Malapascua Island, Cebu. Relatively unknown but highly rated
on the world's best beach/dive.
- *Bantayan Island, Cebu. A low-key, laid-back resort with friendly
- *Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol. A picturesque beach near
the famous landscape Chocolate Hills.
- *White Beach, Boracay Island. The sand is exceptionally white,
soft and never gets hot, with a huge variety of small, friendly
Beach between Da Nang and Hoi An is an endless white
strand, Mui Ne is breezy and quite undeveloped while Nha Trang is a delightful little town with a fine white sandy beach.
- Many excellent, uncrowded Greece
beaches now, see Beach Pictures
- Some good Turkish beaches,
see Beach Pictures
beaches along the Côte d'Azur are excellent now, uncrowded and keen-to-please, though the sea is cool; St Tropez is reasonably accessible; Cannes is small, sandy and pretentious but nice sand and beach cafés on the west side past the port; Nice's huge stony bay, while not comfortable offers great shoreside attractions; Corsica
beaches are superb if you take the trouble to get there (car ferry from Nice?).
- The sea's warm and beaches hot on Spain's beaches in June but Spain's Balearic Islands - especially Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza are less expensive than most of Europe thanks to Spain's low cost of living, enjoy a superb Mediterranean climate with plenty of sun and host some of the Mediterranean's best beaches as well as superb hiking trails and nightlife.
- Egypt: Sidi Abdel Rahman or Marsa Matrouh, with long stretches of dazzling white sand (though poor facilities)
along the coast west from Alexandria.
- Italy: The translucent emerald seas and golden rocks of Sardinia and Lampedusa islands, combined with delicious local cuisine, relaxed people and endless sunshine make these islands a winner among Italy's less-than-special beaches.
- One of Europe's newer destinations, a handful of attractive, secluded and low cost Croatia beaches, not the Med, but the nearby Adriatic.
USA: Florida's beaches, especially around Miami and the Keys are excellent now, warm but not yet too busy.
- Many excellent beaches in Portugal, both Atlantic
and Algarve, though the latter will be a lot warmer
- Some great stretches of soft sand in the west coast of France, such as La Rochelle, Arcachon, Biarritz and St
Jean de Luz.
- Essaouira, Morocco
. A tranquil seaside resort popular with independent
- Spain's Canary Islands bathe in a sunny North African climate and are garbed in beaches to suit all needs.
- Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort, a secluded, palm-fringed beach, or
Kampung Juara for total serenity, Tioman Island.
- Long Beach, Kecil Island, Perhentian Islands. A popular destination
for budget travelers.
- Redang Island, Redang archipelago, with a superb marine park,
is excellent for scuba/snorkel addicts.
- Turtle Beach and Golden Beach, Similajau National Park, Sarawak.
Well worth the hassle to get there for some of Malaysia's finest
Red Sea beaches
June is just outside of the best season, though still a good time to go. Red Sea resorts around Egypt's east side and Israel's slightly depressing Eilat are great-value holiday destinations with full-on sunshine, brilliant underwater sights, very warm seas and day trips to Luxor for a spot of ancient site-seeing.
The air temperature in this region is about 36°C in June (30°C at night) and water temperature is 25°C with close to zero humidity and no chance of rain.
Depends on the island but rain, wind and choppy seas may be visiting though lots of tourists won't be. Low cost but a little risky!
The best/safest fine beach destinations during June are Tobago's lovely little rainforested 'desert island' ambience (photo at top) and the dry, dry, dry Dutch islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, well south of the traditional hurricane/storm belt. Prices should be discounted at this time. Check budget Caribbean islands.
Beaches that may not be an ideal in June
Crowded, very hot and humid, mosquito overload....
Thailand: also see
Thailand beach pictures,
May - Oct is the worst time to go, particularly on the west coast due to heavy rains.
The Gulf (east) Coast has a less rain than the west
but for longer, from June - Dec.
Kenya: Diani or Serena beaches are good for families and great value
for money, but not from April to June, a long rainy season.
Maldives Islands: Endless spectacular silky sand beaches on coral atolls with equally spectacular resorts, but June and July are the wettest months.
Oman: Muscat beaches (Arabian Sea). Over 1,000 miles of coastline
with endless unspoilt nature, but Jume and July are unbearably hot.
- Palau, the Rock Islands known for their coral rock formations, colourful underwater life and stunning beaches, but typhoons can be expected between June and August.